BILLS PAYABLE, COMMERCE. Engagements which a merchant has entered into in
writing, and which he is to pay on their becoming due. Pard. n. 85.
COMMERCE, trade, contracts. The exchange of commodities for commodities;
considered in a legal point of view, it consists in the various agreements
which have for their object to facilitate the exchange of the products of
the earth or industry of man, with an intent to realize a profit. Pard. Dr.
Coin. n. 1. In a narrower sense, commerce signifies any reciprocal
agreements between two persons, by which one delivers to the other a thing,
which the latter accepts, and for which he pays a consideration; if the
consideration be money, it is called a sale; if any other thing than money,
it is called exchange or barter. Domat, Dr. Pub. liv. 1, tit. 7, s. 1, n. 2.
Congress have power by the constitution to regulate commerce with foreign
nations and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. 1 Kent.
431; Story on Const. Sec. 1052, et seq. The sense in which the word commerce
is used in the constitution seems not only to include traffic, but
intercourse and navigation. Story, Sec. 1057; 9 Wheat. 190, 191, 215, 229; 1
Tuck. Bl. App. 249 to 252. Vide 17 John. R. 488; 4 John. Ch. R. 150; 6 John.
Ch. R. 300; 1 Halst. R. 285; Id. 236; 3 Cowen R. 713; 12 Wheat. R. 419; 1
Brock. R. 423; 11 Pet. R. 102; 6 Cowen, R. 169; 3 Dana, R. 274; 6 Pet. R.
515; 13 S. & R. 205.ESP
, act of love
, carnal knowledge
, coitus interruptus
, linguistic intercourse
, making it with
, marital relations
, marriage act
, sex act
, sexual climax
, sexual commerce
, sexual congress
, sexual intercourse
, sexual relations
, sexual union
, sleeping with
, social activity
, social intercourse
, social relations
, speech circuit
, speech situation
, two-way communication